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Object ID 001684

Object Name Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco tin

Object Desc Rectangular, metal tin with hinged lid for Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco. Lid has image of sailor at left. Tin is blue, yellow and teal in color.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001983

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900s

End Year Range 1920s

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,tins,Gail & Ax Tobacco Company,chewing tobacco,smoking,pipes,tobacco tins,sailors,

Title Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco tin

Description Rectangular, metal tin with hinged lid for Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco. Lid has graphic of sailor at left with foot on package of Navy Tobacco. Yellow background. At right on blue background is text "Gail & Ax / Navy / Tobacco". Lid has teal and blue sides. On base, yellow sides with the company trademark at all four corners. Text at front and back"For Smoking and Chewing". Text on left and right sides "Navy / Long-Cut". Bottom of tin has factory no. information. Interior is plain metal.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 0

Width 5.75

Depth 3.13

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gail & Ax Tobacco Company

Maker Details In 1850, George W. Gail started a tobacco business in Baltimore, MD. In 1855, Christian Ax joined the business. They were a part of the American Tobacco Co.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1983



Date MAR 7,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Metal is tarnished and worn. Lid is a tight fit on bottom and is causing wear on bottom of canister. On lid, dents at left with loss of paoint. At front edge of lid at left there is corrosion of metal with loss of metal and of paint. At right of lid there is a slight indentation in the metal. Stain on upper right corner. On tin botto, appears that the upper edge has been painted yellow on the front and right sides, not original. Metal is worn and rusted. Small piece of tax stamp remaining on left side of tin. Bottom of tin is tarnished and the gold paint is almost completely worn off. Factory No. information at center is worn and difficult to read. Section of rust at center. Edges are rusted. Interior of tin is tarnished. Rusted on edges.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin